General Rules & Regulations
1. A breeder nomination entitles the paid in farm “breeder’s eligibility”. This means, along
with ALL nominated stallion offspring, ANY past, present, or future horses the farm is the
“Breeder” of (on registration papers) are eligible to run in the annual Sweepstakes race with
ANY current owner.
2. ALL offspring of nominated breeder stallions are eligible to compete regardless of the
breeder on the papers, the stallion must be enrolled in the program.
3. A breeder nomination also entitles the named farm nominated stallion to be eligible to
compete themselves in any Futurity or Derby Sweepstakes or open event if of age, even if
farm is not the “breeder” of named stallion. This is the Stallion the farm is promoting and
paying into the program, we want them eligible to run for huge payouts in Canada!
4. There is no nomination fee for any offspring, in lieu of foal nomination fees, 30% of Sweepstakes entry fees are designated towards total breeder sweepstakes payout. To be eligible the breeder/stallion must remain enrolled in the BEI. When your horse is of age you simply pay the Futurity/DerbySweepstakes entry fee to compete. Any offspring purchased with a nominated breeder on
registration papers or a foal by nominated stallion as well as the nominated stallion himself
can compete in the Sweepstakes and Open BEI sidepot.
5. Breeder nominations are capped at 100. No stallion nomination cap. Waiting list is no
6. Only BEI eligible horses are permitted to enter the Futurity or Derby, any horse can enter the
open race. Only BEI eligible horses are permitted to enter BEI Open sidepot.
7. Sweepstakes will have both a Futurity and Derby and all breeder nominations collected will
be paid out yearly. The payout format will be as follows: 50% Futurity, 20% Derby, and
30% to the breeder and/or stallion owner.
8. Breeders/stallions must be paid in yearly for offspring to be eligible to run that year.
9. Breeders are required to pay annually to hold their spot in program promotional activities,
even if breeder has no offspring of age to run in the current nomination year.
10. 2022 Breeders annual nomination for mare owners with or without one stallion $1500+ GST
11. Additional Stallion(s) annual nomination - $500+ GST/stallion
12. If any breeder chooses to not re-nominate yearly but wishes to re-nominate in a non-
consecutive year, the returning year fee will be $2500+ GST. They will be accepted if
program has room, otherwise they will be put on the waiting list.
13. For breeders who have not been nominated in 2021 or 2022 will have a $2500+GST first year nomination fee pending room in the program.
14. 2022 Breeders annual nomination for mare owners with or without one stallion - $1,575
Additional Stallion(s) annual nomination - $525/stallion ($250 Late fee applied after May 15)
The Breeders Elite is willing to take payment options; please see below.
15. $250 Late fee applies for additional stallion nominations made after May 15th annually.
16. Payee For “breeder sweepstakes cheque”:The breeder of winning horse is paid first. If the breeder is not BEI nominated then the breeder’s cheque goes to BEI nominated stallion owner of the winning horse. If a BEI nominated stallion himself competes in the Futurity or Derby Sweepstakes and places, the nominating farm will be paid the “breeder” cheque **only if the breeder and sire of the competing nominated stallion are not BEI nominated.**
17. It is up to the breeders to stay true to their clients when selling horses. For the clients to be
eligible for the Futurity/Derby Sweepstakes or the BEI open side pot, the breeders/stallions
must continue to pay into the program to keep offspring eligible to compete when offspring
is of age.
18. If a nominated breeder dies, all of their past offspring remain eligible without annual
nomination fee. IF late breeder’s offspring earn any sweepstakes cheque and winning horse
is sired by nominated stallion, breeder payout will then go to stallion owner. If stallion is not
nominated breeder payout will carry forward to following year and be placed in the BEI
Open sidepot and will be titled as a Memorial giving recognition to one of our great
19. If a stallion is sold inside Canada, we encourage the new owner(s) to re-enrol their new stallion under their own breeder name for the one time offer of $1500 + GST of the purchasing year. If the new owner does not re-enroll the stallion, the stallion’s offspring will lose eligibility to participate in our program. The new owner adopts past offspring of the stallion and will be awarded the stallion owner payout* from winning offspring as of the date the stallion was renominated. Note: This will increase the value of your stallion depending on how many foals he has coming up without a nominated breeder on registration papers.
If the purchaser is not currently enrolled in the program as a breeder, they may join the program immediately (without going on waitlist) as long as the stallion purchased remains as one of the nominated stallions for a minimum of 3 consecutive years under new breeder. If the new breeder does not commit to re-enrolling the stallion for three consecutive years, the breeder will be blacklisted.
If the purchaser does not wish to keep the stallion in the program, but would like to join as a new breeder, they will be placed on the bottom of the waitlist and will be contacted when space becomes available.
20. If stallion is sold outside Canada and has been a nominated stallion for minimum 3 consecutive
year past offspring born in Canada will keep Sweepstakes eligibility without an annual nomination.If minimum nomination years have not been met and stallion is sold outside Canada, but breeder continues to nominate with or without new stallion there will not be required nomination fee for the sold stallion and offspring will remain eligible. If breeder does not continue to nominate as a breeder and stallion is sold before minimum stallion years are met, breeder is required to pay annual nomination fee to continue the eligibility of stallions offspring. The office must be notified of the sale and the year
sold will be kept on file. If the stallion is no longer Canadian owned, he is no longer eligible
to enroll in the program.
21. This incentive is for Canadian breeders only, the stallion does not have to reside in
Canada, but it is a requirement that frozen semen be available in Canada.
22. *If stallion enrols in our incentive and is over the age of 20 at time of enrolment breeder will require annual nominations in order to keep offspring eligibility for sweepstakes even if stallion dies or becomes sterile or is retired.
If the stallion dies, or becomes sterile, and has been a nominated stallion for 3 consecutive years, any past offspring of stallion will remain eligible without annual nomination fee. We are sorry for your loss. If minimum nominations years have not been met and stallion dies, or becomes sterile, but breeder continues to nominate with or without new stallion there will not be required nomination fee for the deceased stallion and offspring will remain eligible. If breeder does not continue to nominate as a breeder and stallion dies/sterile before minimum stallion years are met, breeder is required to pay annual nomination fee to continue the eligibility of stallions offspring. The office must be notified, a veterinary certificate confirming death or sterilization is required, and date will be recorded. If Stallion dies but has frozen semen available in Canada, an annual nomination is rendered for any future offspring after stallion death to be eligible for the BEI Sweepstakes.
23. To keep “breeder’s incentive” on other breeder’s offspring not by deceased stallion, breeder
must continue nominating the farm into the program.
24. At time of nomination, all nominees must email digital copy of Farm and/or Stallion
advertisement poster. Poster must have breeder’s contact information listed upon it.
Breeder/farm digital banners welcome. MUST BE LEGIBLE
25. At time of nomination, breeder website and/or social media page links encouraged.
26. Only BEI eligible horses can enter Futurity/Derby Sweepstakes OR BEI Open side pot.
27. BEI eligible horses are either sired by nominated stallion, bred by nominated breeder on
registration papers or are a nominated stallion themselves.
28. Futurity horse is aged 5 years old or younger, and is their first year of competition in the
event of barrel racing. Any other event of competition is allowed before barrel racing
futurity year. Futurity horse can only compete one year in barrel futurities. Futurity year
starts November 15th.
29. Derby Horse is aged 7 years old or younger, and can have a maximum of 3 derby
30. Age categories for sidepots are as follows: Peewees under 12, Youth under 16, Adult are
aged 17-50, Senior 50+, as of date of race.
31. Breeder’s Elite Incentive (BEI) reserves the right to refuse any farm/stallion nomination.
32. All disputes arising out of the application or interpretation of any rules or conditions of the
BEI program shall be decided by the BEI.
33. BEI reserves the right to alter the conditions of all or part of the incentive program in its sole
discretion. BEI may cancel the program at anytime and refund money for farm/stallion
nominations, excluding interest, GST, and 20% of nomination fees, if it deems participation
is insufficient to justify the program.
34. Any payment not made will result in the breeder and all their nominated stallions being non-
eligible that year and required a $2500+GST re-nomination fee. No refunds.
35. A current listing of all eligible breeders/stallions that are named and paid in full will be listed
on our website, thebreederselite.com
36. Breeder names and information will be listed on our website, thebreederselite.com, and used
in social media networks.
37. Event details, breeder nomination and entry information/forms will be listed on our website,
38. All nominees agree for the BEI to share pictures, results and breeder information in order to
39. All nomination/enrolment fees and money pay-outs will be in Canadian Funds.
40. Goods and Services Tax (GST) at 5% is added to all nomination fees.
41. Any stale dated cheques will only be honored for 6 months from date of cheque.
42. Any reissuing of cheques that a person has lost will result in a $25.00 per cheque fee to
cover stop payments charges.
43.E-transfers and cheques are accepted as a form of payment. (e-transfer password:
44. Blacklisted means you cannot participate in any BEI or BERI events until fines are paid in full
45. We honor other association blacklisted lists.
46. There is to be a 20% Promotional/Administration fee on all nominations, additional stallion
enrolments and entry fees. Nomination monies raised will be paid out each year.
47. If this race is postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions out of our control and can not be
rescheduled within the same year, we will have a two-day Futurity and Derby Sweepstakes
race paying out in 2023, nominations will not be refunded.
48.A BREEDER is the name on offspring registration papers. BREEDER name and NOMINATED BREEDER name must match in order of offspring to be eligible to enter BEI current year. If BREEDER name on registration papers does not match NOMINATED BREEDER NAME new nomination for breeder is required. ONLY TWO exceptions to this rule is:
1.) We will allow ONE additional breeder name, by office approval; A single breeder name that is one of the same people in a two name breeder nomination. OR
2.) If NOMINATED BREEDER name is a farm name, second breeder name will be allowed, upon office approval, ONLY IF the second breeder name is associated as the Nominated breeder FARM name, Association will be determined at the discretion of the office.
This must be stated at time of nomination.
Breeder cheque’s will be ONLY be issued to the nominated breeder name.
49.I hereby WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS which I may have, now or in the future, against the “BEI” and the “BEI employees/volunteers” and release the “BEI” and the “BEI employees/volunteers” from ALL LIABILITY for injury, death, property damage or any other loss sustained by me as a result of participation in this “equine activity” DUE TO ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER including, without limitation, negligence on the part of the “BEI” and the “BEI employees/volunteers”. I further AGREE TO INDEMNIFY the “BEI” and the “BEI employees/volunteers” for any and all legal fees (on a solicitor and his own client basis) or losses or costs which may be incurred in defending any lawsuit or claim I may bring against them.